Get ready, people, because there’s reportedly a brand new Disney musical in the works, and you’ll never believe who’s starring in it! Drum roll please… According to Deadline, not only is the one and only Bruno Mars set to act in the upcoming movie, but he’ll also be producing and writing all of the original music for it. OMG.
Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of details on the flick just yet, and the plot and release date are still being kept under wraps — but hopefully the network announces something soon! The exciting news comes just weeks after news hit the web that Disney was also making a movie of Broadway musical Hamilton, and fans can’t wait.
That’s not all. Back in January, it was announced that the studio would be bringing another one of their animated classics to life — Bambi. According to Variety, Geneva Robertson-Dworet (who was also behind the flick Captain Marvel) and Lindsey Beer (who fans will probably recognize from Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) will write the screenplay for the upcoming flick. The studio will use CGI to make the animals look real, just like in their live-action remakes of The Jungle Book and The Lion King.
That isn’t the only upcoming live-action remake that Disney has in the works. The network recently announced the cast of a new Little Mermaid movie, which is expected to hit theaters in late 2021. Halle Berry will star as the mermaid fans know and love, while Jonah Hauer-King is set to play the handsome Prince Eric.
A new version of Mulan is set to premiere on March 27, 2020, which will star Yifei Liu as the fierce princess. There’s also a sequel to the live-action Aladdin in “early stages,” with producer, Dan Link, telling Syfy Wire, “We’d love to [make a sequel]. People clearly loved the movie and watched it multiple times and we get lots of fan letters and people asking us to make Return [of] Jafar. I can just tell you that we’re in early stages right now, but we’re certainly talking about another movie. Like with Aladdin, it will not be a straight remake of any movie that’s been made before, so we’re looking at, ‘Where’s the best way to go with these characters.’”
Wow, there’s certainly a lot for Disney fans to look forward to at the moment!
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